Monday, 29 April 2013

No women need apply!

Disheartening 1938 Rejection Letter from Disney Animation

Imagine getting this emplyment rejection letter-  “Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen,” it flatly states, “as that work is performed entirely by young men. For this reason girls are not considered for the training school.” Your only remaining hope? To aim lower on the totem pole and become an “Inker” or “Painter,” but “it would not be advisable to come to Hollywood with the above specifically in view, as there are really very few openings in comparison with the number of girls who apply.”

What response would this letter get today?

Watch this film about how Disney made their animations. Where are the women?

Original post from Open Culture

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